Here are a few more which may be helpful to you if you are just starting out. While this 3-inch example was made by Fenton, other manufacturers produced them for decades around the turn of the 20th century as well. When it came to milk glass, the French were the trendsetters, ushering it into its golden era and inspiring American glassmakers to follow suit. Dawn Renée Levesque has been a writer for over 30 years. Covered Dishes Decorative sugar bowls and candy dishes were a staple on buffet tables throughout the 1900s. Time left 4d 16h left.
Anchor Hocking produced the Fire King line of milk glass, pictured above is a blue version of the Fire King style. The photos and articles are intended for the education and enjoyment of Carnival Glass collector enthusiasts. Macbeth Evans produced milk glass that is thinner and has a tinge of an opalescence to it. I have seen several other stippled Three Fruits plates in horehound, but none as pretty as this example purchased at the Mullen Auction in 1975. Delicate and tiny, at just 2 or 3 inches, these molded glass top hats are fun collectibles. By: John Valentine The Red Carnival Poppy kerosene lamp was made by Fenton Glass for the grandchildren to offer in memory of their grandmother, Rose M. The red carnival was limited and is never to be produced again.
Many reproductions of early blown bottles can be found. Rare and Unusual Come April 28th, you will have the opportunity to buy at auction many rare and unusual pieces of beautiful carnival glass. This is a real rarity and may be the only chance you get to own one. An urn always adds an extra feeling of glam, especially milk glass urns like these. After 1980, a single number followed the name denoting the year. When buying an object that is marked up due to unusual provenance be sure to get a Certificate of Authenticity. It also has gorgeous, even, iridescence.
By the 1860s lines of some patterns were made in milk glass and there are occasional pieces of other patterns found in rare forms which might have been experimental. Plates Unlike other 20th-century tabletop collectibles such as Jadeite and Fiesta, actual milk glass dinnerware was never produced. Some Tips Here are a few Tips volunteered by some of our members who are long-time collectors. It has brilliant mauves, purples, and reddish-rust colors, offset by yellows and greens. In the 1950s and 1960s, milk glass vessels were florists' go-to. Milk glass, aptly named for its lovely ivory coloring, had its heyday in the late 19th century.
Age It is difficult to tell how old some of the milk glass baskets are. Hold up your hand if you own one. Hi Bridget, Thank you so much for leaving such a thoughtful comment… I love milk glass! Earlier hobnail had a translucent milky tinge. Some of the most popular makers of milk glass during this period were Westmoreland and Atterbury. So, we figured we would give you some tips and tricks to discerning milk glass as well as identifying different styles and brands so you can start your milk glass collection. DeKalb's last sentence - just suit yourself.
Collectors have been searching for these since the early 1900s. Most of the milk glass collectors encounter today were produced by American manufacturers such as Westmoreland, Kemple and Fenton. The white variety beloved today rose to prominence during the Victorian era, when it was coveted as an economic dead-ringer for porcelain. The collector with some experience will be able to instantlt spot the difference between 1850 and 1950 milk glass. This fun set from the 1950s includes a Ranger Joe Ranch Mug and Ranger Joe Round-Up Bowl in milk glass with red lettering. He wanted a master piece of carnival glass, which would be deep and dark in color, and stand out in anyone's collection.
Never remove paint on milk glass, even if slightly worn. This matched seashell footed compote bowl and candle holders were made by Westmoreland glass and feature classical dolphins which actually look more like fish. This bowl is stunning with the pretty blue of the aqua and the shiny clear crystal speparated by the bright white of the milk glass. Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass. Check for indications that the piece is from Vallerysthal Glassworks of France.
Warning Companies that acquired molds from a defunct company may still contain original marks. Also of note is the Hen on a Nest 4 , which has been produced by virtually every milk glass manufacturer at some point. If you are new to the world of collecting antique milk glass, take the time to educate yourself as to how to properly identify original pieces of milk glass. Whenever a matching set is kept together, the value—both aesthetically and monetarily—increases. Also of great fascination are the milk glass plates that launched the 1908 presidential campaigns of William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan. This maker has pieces in bluish white pressed glass. Identifying which pieces or collections of milk glass are more sought after may take a little research.